Digital Video Systems will provide expanded high-definition sports coverage on select Royal Caribbean ships, with more getting the additional offerings next year.
CRUISESAT will offer satellite direct-to-ship programming that features marquee programming from the United States, including coverage of:
- National Football League
- Major League Baseball
- National Basketball Association
- Indy Racing League
- Golf and tennis Grand Slam events
- Major international (UEFA Champions League and other top soccer, cricket and more) sports from ESPN flagship networks
- SEC Network
- ESPN U
The expanded sports coverage is currently onboard four Royal Caribbean ships: Independence of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas.
In November, the service will be expanded to Oasis of the Seas. The service will expand to Allure of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas by spring 2020.
Royal Caribbean International manager of Entertainment Media, Jake McDaniel, spoke about the upgrade, "Royal Caribbean always strives to provide the very best entertainment experience possible, and that includes delivering high-definition sports that are essential to their guests. CRUISESAT makes it easy for Royal Caribbean to access quality HD sports entertainment content that their customers demand while they are enjoying their cruise experience."